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    Default Running and bfeeding!

    I have started training for a marathon and am wondering does running affect milk supply? At the moment im running about 6 kms every 2nd night but its about to ramp up distance wise and fequency. Any advice would be appreciated!

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    Subscribing! I'm looking at getting back into exercise more seriously and wondering the same thing.

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    I ran half marathons whilst bf and one whilst pregnant to no effects... Just keep hydrated and rested!

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    I've been told fairly serious execise can affect your supply (I asked a similar question awhile ago), so I would keep a close eye on things, and like hannahly said, make sure you're really well hydrated and eating well.

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    Im bf and go to the gym every day(mon-fri). Ds feeds 3 times a day. I am doing 3 cardio sessions (between 3-10k) depending on how i feel and 2 weights session and my supply seems fine. I say go for it!

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    Depends on how old your bub is. I am a person where anything more than a light sweat would dramatically drop my supply. So till DD was 6mths old I only walked and did yoga/pilates. After she started solids I slowly brought in more energetic workouts but only once a week.

    You need I think 1600-1800 calories a day for full time bf. So if you are burning more you probably need to eat a heap more and guzzle gallons of water.

    Good luck

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    DS is 1 and I run every day. No drop is supply, I just eat when I feel hungry and keep up my fluids.


 

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